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Aviation facility in Goodyear welcomes first class of aspiring pilots Monday

Dec 5, 2021, 7:00 AM | Updated: 6:10 pm
(Arizona Commerce Authority Photo)
(Arizona Commerce Authority Photo)

PHOENIX — A new aviation training facility in the West Valley will welcome its first class of aspiring pilots Monday, the Arizona Commerce Authority announced.

The United Aviate Academy, which is a subsidiary of United Airlines, is a 340,000-square-foot facility at the Phoenix Goodyear Airport that is set to provide resources, equipment and accommodations to aspiring pilots, the ACA said in a press release.

“I am elated that United Airlines has chosen Goodyear to expand its pilot training program, United Aviate Academy,” Goodyear Mayor Georgia Lord said in the release.

“The Phoenix Goodyear Airport has a longstanding tradition of excellence in aviation training, and we are excited to see United continuing that legacy.”

She added that the announcement and plans for expansion will continue to support aviation industry employment in the growing community.

The facility represents an investment of more than $10 million and the production of hundreds of jobs, according to the release.

It currently serves as a home to multiple businesses, including Lux Air Jet Centers and an aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul business.

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Aviation facility in Goodyear welcomes first class of aspiring pilots Monday